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About the first and second COVID-19 vaccination shots

Last updated date:2022/3/22

First and second vaccination shots summary

Vaccination period:

Planned for February 17th, 2021 through September 30th 2022

Vaccine types and waiting period between shots/eligible age groups:

Two shots are required for your first vaccination.

Standard waiting period between shots and eligible age group
VaccineWaiting period between the two dosesEligible age group
Pfizer3 weeks12 and up
Takeda/Moderna4 weeks12 and up
AstraZeneca (*1)4-12 weeks (*2)40 and up (*3)

*1 Used at Kanagawa Prefecture vaccination venues.
*2 In order to achieve maximum efficacy, a waiting period of eight weeks between shots is recommended.
*3 People 18 and up may receive the vaccine if deemed necessary.

Waiting period between first and second shots

Even if you have passed the standard waiting period between shots, you can receive your second shot. There is no upper limit for how long you can wait between shots. There is no need to start over and receive your first shot again, and it is recommended that you get your second shot as quickly as possible.

Although the efficacy of the vaccination after passing the standard waiting period has not been thoroughly tested, the WHO, United States, and some countries in the EU recommend that the second shot should be administered up to six weeks after the first shot.

Eligible Age

Individual’s age on the date of vaccination.

Vaccination costs

Vaccinations will be administered using public funds, and are free of charge for everyone.
*However, there is a possibility you will have to pay for doctor fees if you visit a clinic before or after the vaccination.

Mixing vaccination types

It is generally recommended to get the same vaccination type for your first and second shots, but it is possible to receive two different types if necessary. See this page(外部サイト)(machine translation) for more details.

Potential side effects:

The COVID-19 vaccines have been seen to sometimes cause side effects immediately after they are administered, such as pain in injection site as well as headaches, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and fever. Recipients will recover from most of these side effects within a few days of receiving the vaccine.

Call center for inquiries about side effects (Kanagawa-ken COVID-19 Side Reactions Consultation Call Center)

TEL:045-285-0719 (open 24 hours)
*Inquiries in languages other than Japanese are also accepted.

Service: inquiries about ongoing side effects following a vaccination, specific inquiries that require the opinion of a medical professional.

*Introductions to individual healthcare facilities are not provided. If you wish to be examined, consult your family physician or the facility where you were vaccinated.

Consent for receiving the vaccination:

COVID-19 vaccinations provided with the condition that the individual receiving the vaccination is doing so of their own volition with an adequate understanding of the vaccine’s efficacy and side effects. Vaccinations will not be administered without the individual’s consent.

Distribution schedule for vaccination vouchers

See this page(外部サイト)(machine translation) for details on the distribution schedule.

Vaccination venues

See this page(外部サイト)(machine translation) for details on the vaccination venues.

How to get vaccinated

A reservation is required to receive a vaccination (you can make a reservation once your vaccination voucher arrives). Use the voucher to make your reservation.

Phone (call center) reservations

City of Yokohama COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center
Telephone0120-045-112
Hours9:00 to 19:00 (including weekends and public holidays)
Same-day reservationsOnly mass vaccination venues will take same-day reservations if there is an available time slot that day.
Available languages8 languages (Japanese, English, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Spanish, Portuguese)
Precautions*Take care to dial the correct number.
*The call center will close even once all reservation slots are filled, even if it is before 7:00 pm.

Special reservation cancellation number

0120-045-154 (Hours: 9:00 to 19:00)

Fax reservations (for people with hearing loss)

People with hearing loss who cannot make a reservation on a computer or smartphone may apply for a reservation via fax.

Vaccine appointments for residents with hearing loss

Online reservations (dedicated reservation site) *Site is in Japanese only

City of Yokohama dedicated reservation site
URLhttps://v-yoyaku.jp/141003-yokohama(外部サイト)
Hours24 hours available
Same-day reservations

[Mass vaccination venues]
Same-day reservations taken if there is an available time slot that day.

[Individual vaccinations]
Certain health care facilities will take same-day reservations if there is an available time slot that day.
User manual

Dedicated reservation site manual (third shot)(only in Japanese)(PDF:1,923KB)
Dedicated reservation site manual (first and second shot)(only in Japanese)(PDF:1,893KB)

Compatible browsersInternet Explorer is not supported. Please access the reservation site on another browser such as Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.
Cancelling a reservation

If you are no longer able to go to your reservation, make sure to cancel it at least a day in advance in order to avoid wasting a valuable dose of the vaccine.
Manual for cancelling a reservation(only in Japanese)(PDF:930KB)


Requests for the day of vaccination

Please bring the following items to your vaccination appointment.
Vaccination voucherBring the whole paper with the sticker still attached.
Vaccination questionnaireFill out the questionnaire in advance and bring it with you.
Personal IDIndividual Number (My Number) Card, driver’s license, health insurance card, etc.
Prescription record (Only if you have)We will heck it in prevaccination screening.

● Wear clothing to the venue that allows easy access to your shoulders.
● Take your temperature, and if it is clear that you have a fever or are otherwise feeling unwell, you are requested to forego the vaccination and cancel your reservation.

Inquiries (Yokohama COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center)

Accepts general inquiries about vaccinations, vaccination venues, etc.

Phone number and hours of operation
Tel0120-045-070
*Many residents have called the wrong number. Please check the number carefully when calling.
Hours9:00 to 19:00 including weekends and public holidays
Language guidance8 languages (Japanese, English, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Spanish, Portuguese)
Precautions

*Take care to dial the correct number.
*We can not accept the reseavation on the very day of vaccination.

FAX050-3588-7191
*Consultation by FAX available for residents with hearing loss.

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